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Fourth-graders perform mock trials at U.S. Courthouse

Posted Date: 11/25/2019

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Fourth-graders at Sunflower Elementary had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity recently to perform mock trials at the federal courthouse in Wichita.

The students were told this was the first time the courthouse had been opened up to students for this purpose.

The trials were part of the students’ government unit. Students performed the roles of a typical trial.

The trials featured fictional characters: 

  • Humpty Dumpty sued the king for negligence in not maintaining the wall he fell from.
  • Alice was charged with stealing cookies and disrupting the croquet game.
  • And Superman was accused of breaking into a Costco.